I have used a few mac computers that have the same issues. Currently I’m using a MacBook Pro M1 with Monterey with external drives attached.
- I had a lot of stuff in the trash
- I empty the trash
- then I open the trash and I see more stuff inside
- then I empty the trash a second time
- now the trash is empty
This has happened on a few Mac computers. Has anyone else experienced this?
I use the Finder setting “Remove items from Trash after 30 days”. Now there is never many items in the trash and I never have to manually empty it.
Were the items that didn’t get deleted on external drives?
Very possibly - but hard to tell. Might this make a difference?
Sure. I prefer to do this manually.
I was wondering if there might be a file on a drive that hasn’t spun up. I would think that the computer would wait for the drive to spin up to empty the trash, but sometimes they do screwy things.
That’s an interesting thought. Or maybe the spinning drive went to sleep while waiting for other stuff to empty (there was a lot of stuff to delete)